Health & the NHS

NHS England In Crisis

"This Tory regime over more than ten years now has let them (people in England) down badly. It’s not just about money, it’s about the political leadership and management of NHS Scotland. Nearly 3 years ago the Nuffield Trust identified the key role of the Scottish Government in enabling NHS Scotland to thrive and to improve, leaving the NHS in England and, for that matter, Wales, in its wake:

Scotland has a unique system of improving the quality of health care. It focuses on engaging the altruistic professional motivations of front-line staff to do better, and building their skills to improve. Success is defined based on specific measurements of safety and effectiveness that make sense to clinicians..."  Read on.

Scotland's GP Crisis?

"93% of people [in Scotland] were able to obtain two working day access to their GP practice; this is a slight increase from the previous survey.


Scotland has the highest number of GPs per head of population in the UK, research commissioned by the BBC shows.

Analysis by the Nuffield Trust think tank shows there are 76 GPs per 100,000 people, compared to a national UK average of 60: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48191210

Scottish GP headcount climbs for 3rd quarter in a row, is younger and more numerous than in England